Mind Body Drop Away

Shon Arieh-Lerer

at Chez Bushwick

January 13 @ 5pm + 8:30pm

January 14 @ 7pm

 

Shon Arieh-Lerer, Kevin Laibson, Others TBD

Shon Arieh-Lerer combines comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.

Zen monks have described his highly-physical works as “total mind body transformation” and “Is it still comedy if it kind of breaks your heart?”

Mind Body Drop Away is a one-man-show of character monologues and stand-up comedy that pushes the boundaries of how we look at our bodies and our concept of self. It’s equal parts Monty Python, Pina Bausch, Samuel Beckett, and nothing anybody has ever seen before. Arieh-Lerer will have you laughing, chanting, crying, hugging, and wishing you’d never been born.

Shon Arieh-Lerer is known as The Genius of Comedy. He makes videos for Slate and writes humor pieces for the New Yorker. He is a street-dance disciple of Ghost, O.G. of the Possession style of Bruk Up. The Genius of Comedy has performed at the Fringe Festival, the Ice Factory Festival, the PIT, the UCB, Dixon Place, the Duplex, the subway, and other venues. He is also the world’s most recognized living translator of Yindjibarndi poetry, (published in World Literature Today, Poetry International, and other magazines).

60 minutes

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and producers Charles and Candace Wait.

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Art by Mark Toneff.